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288 pages. 46 b/w illust.
“The year’s outstanding book of art criticism, a rich read, a goal for some of us to shoot for” (Holland Cotter, New York Times).
“Thoughtful, nuanced, and original” (Barbara MacAdam, ARTnews).
“[Porter’s] prose mirrors the imagination’s shifting priorities, leaping with delightful, mysterious rapidity from precisely analytical to poetically epigrammatic to almost mystical…Nobody is more alert to the metaphoric implications of pictorial particulars” (Jed Perl, New Republic).
The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg
Balanced, informed, and beautifully written, this is the definitive portrait of the man widely considered the 20th century’s most influential art critic.